University of Pennsylvania Law School students win a meeting with the Mayor and Mayor’s Box tickets to the Philadelphia 76ers


Philadelphia, November 13, 2015 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the winners of the fourth City of Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition, a bi-annual competition sponsored by the City and CampusPhilly that provides students with an opportunity to participate in the public policy process and engage with local leaders, professionals and experts by submitting a policy response to a prompt.  For the fall, teams responded to the following prompt: What is your vision for Philadelphia in 2020 and what one thing can the City of Philadelphia do to accomplish that vision?


The winning proposal, “Restoring Integrity to Philadelphia’s Elections” by Eric Stahl and Danny Hosein from the University of Pennsylvania Law School proposes to level the playing field for all persons interested in public office through a public campaign finance initiative that would improve Philadelphia’s election process.  The winning team will receive a meeting with Mayor Nutter to discuss their proposal and tickets to the Mayor’s Box for a Philadelphia 76ers game.


“Our Administration started this competition to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to interface with policymakers and government officials, to engage in the policy-making and civic process and to provide new, creative ideas to long-standing challenges,” said Mayor Nutter.  “This prompt allows us to learn first-hand from this City’s next generation about their vision for the future of Philadelphia and how we can achieve it.  I want to thank all of the respondents to the fall prompt and offer a special congratulation to the winners.  I’m looking forward to meeting with the University of Pennsylvania Law School team and learning more about their winning proposal.”


The members of the judging panel for the Fall 2015 Competition are:


  • Ted Corbin, Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Drexel University and Director, Healing Hurt People;
  • Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, President and CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network;
  • Kate Houstoun, Program Officer, The Barra Foundation;
  • Romana Lee-Akiyama, Director of Grantmaking and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Women’s Way;
  • Bob Moul, Chairman, Philly Startup Leaders, Technology Executive and Entrepreneur; and
  • Joy Soto, Executive Director, Philadelphia Youth Commission.


“Congratulations to all the students who participated in our fourth Public Policy Case Competition. Your proposals provide policymakers new and creative ideas to address longstanding challenges and improve Philadelphia,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “I look forward to meeting with Eric and Danny to learn more about their winning proposal to bring an end to the pay-to-play culture and restore integrity to Philadelphia’s elections.”


The Case Competition is being managed by the Mayor’s Office of Policy Planning and Coordination.




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